Local governments and building owners can improve the performance of their existing buildings through a variety of mechanisms, from building tune-up requirements and retrocommissioning to building performance standards. To learn more about IMT’s work with local governments and building owners to address performance in existing buildings, check out our collection of resources below.

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The Green Museums Community is Taking Climate Action

This past September the International Council of Museums (ICOM) unanimously adopted a resolution asserting that all museums have a role to play in shaping and creating a sustainable future.

Washington Blazes a Trail for State Action on Energy Efficiency

With the Clean Energy Buildings Act, Washington is first state to adopt an existing building performance standard. Last month, Washington State became the first state to adopt an existing building performance standard, putting it at the forefront of all states in addressing energy efficiency in buildings. This blazes a trail that others states are likely … Continued

Piloting the Use of Energy Policy Data to Drive Market Action

Data is only useful when put to use. Across the U.S., an ever-growing number of state and local jurisdictions are implementing building performance reporting laws regarding building energy and water use in the commercial and multifamily sectors. This wealth of performance information is not yet being deployed to its full potential to drive smarter business decisions … Continued

Putting Data to Work: Project Summary

The culmination of a three-year project led by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), Putting Data to Work examines how, exactly, building performance data can and is being deployed to reap an array of benefits for cities, energy efficiency service providers, utilities, and building owners. This project summary outlines the resources compiled in a larger project toolkit, identifying key takeaways and linking to individual components.

Putting Data to Work: Making the Financial Case for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

NYCEEC efficienSEE™ Tool In September 2014, New York City (NYC) committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent by the year 2050 (80×50), with an interim target to reduce emissions 40 percent by 2030. Building energy use reduction will play a significant role in achieving NYC’s 80×50 goals, as buildings account for nearly … Continued